ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44247
Last updated: 21 November 2014
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Date:21-DEC-2005
Time:1025
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:Total Air Management Services
Registration: G-WLLY
C/n / msn: 405
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 mile NE of Coupar, Angus, Tayside, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Cumbernauld
Destination airport:Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ/EGPD)
Narrative:
The pilot of the helicopter and an observer were carrying out a pipeline inspection flight between Cumbernauld Airport and Aberdeen. Approximately 45 minutes after takeoff, the helicopter descended to low level where debris was seen to fall from its aft section.

Control of the helicopter was lost and it struck the ground, fatally injuring both occupants. The AAIB investigation found that the vertical stabiliser had detached from the tail boom and struck the tail rotor. This subsequently caused the tail rotor and associated gearbox to become detached from the tail boom, resulting in the helicopterís centre of gravity moving outside controllable limits.

Sources:
http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20060105X00011&key=1
http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=WLLY
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/december_bulletin/bell_206b_jet_ranger_ii__g_wlly.cfm

19991210 Redhill G-WLLY

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
20-May-2013 18:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
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